Creating Your Personal Life Plan

I am a busy executive, husband, father, grandfather, blogger, and Sunday school teacher. I play a lot of roles. I’ll bet you do, too. I am often asked, “How do you get it all done?”

Two words: Life Plan.

Sadly, I have met very few people who have a plan for their life. Most are passive spectators, watching their lives unfold, one day at a time. They are reactive rather than proactive.

They may plan their careers, the building of a new home, or even a vacation. But it never occurs to them to plan their life.

Michael’s e-book is brilliant. Discovering your purpose and acting on it is crucial to becoming who God created you to be. Creating Your Personal Life Plan is POWER-PACKED, simple-to-follow and has the potential to be life-changing!”

Pastor, LifeChurch.TV
Author, Weird: Because Normal Isn’t Working

In fact, most people spend more time planning a one-week vacation than they spend planning their life.

I believe that this is why so many people end up discouraged, disillusioned, and wondering what went wrong. They arrived at the wrong destination.

The good news is that it doesn’t have to be this way. You can live your life on purpose by creating your own personal life plan.

Why do you need a life plan? Three reasons:

  1. It will give you clarity about where your life is headed.
  2. It will keep you in balance when things get crazy.
  3. It will give you peace of mind, knowing you are are addressing those aspects of your life that matter most.
With Creating Your Personal Life Plan, Michael Hyatt has fired A LASER BEAM OF FOCUS into a world of uncertainty. Finally, a brightly lit, well-marked pathway for the person who desires true and lasting success!”

New York Times Bestselling Author
The Traveler’s Gift, The Noticer, and The Final Summit

Creating Your Personal Life Plan is not so much an e-book as it is a life planning experience. In the e-book, I will take you through:

  1. A visualization exercise that will give you enormous clarity on what matters most.
  2. A five-step program for identifying where you are NOW, and how to get from here to where you want to be.
  3. A weekly and quarterly process for keeping your life on-plan and moving in the direction of your highest priorities.
  4. Two planning templates, a Word document and a separate Excel document, that will make it easier for you to create your plan and keep it up-to-date.

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You can’t buy Creating a Personal Life Plan in a bookstore. In fact, you can’t buy it anywhere on the Internet. There’s only one way to get it—by subscribing to my FREE email newsletter.

Get your FREE e-book now

All you need to do is fill in the form on the top right-side of this page. Once you do that and confirm your subscription, I will email you the download link to this amazing, FREE resource.

You can start the life plan adventure today. Experience the power of living your life on purpose. You might also want to “Like” the My Life Plan Facebook page.

Note: if you have trouble downloading the e-book or have other questions about it, I have compiled an FAQ page for your reference.

Question: If you have read my e-book, what did you think? You can leave a comment by clicking here.

Please note: I reserve the right to delete comments that are snarky, offensive, or off-topic. If in doubt, read My Comments Policy.

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  • Sydney web designer

    thanks michael for the effort, you have pointed out some superb points

  • GS

    Thanks for your willingness to help others – I am sure it will take you a good place in your next eternal life as few  people realised that in this materialistic world, we are now living. Life is too short.

    Sydney, AUSTRALIA

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  • Angie W.

    Michael, I have been following your blog since July 2011 when I attended She Speaks. Great information. I just sat down to work on my goals for next year. I love your Life Plan format. I am going to use it and am sharing it with many of my associates. Thank you!

    • Michael Hyatt

      You’re welcome!

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  • Israrhussain Syed

    Hello Michael! thanks for your daily messages via. mails and I hope that creating your personal life plan is also helpful for us as I had not read it yet but I’ll read it at night.

    thanks for sending your daily mails. I’ll replied you via mail that how helpful this book for me.

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  • Charles Gichuki

    There is a problem with the ebook download, it only download a 131kb file instead of 3.5mb, how can i download the ebook?

    • Michael Hyatt

      Can you please try again? I’ve had over 30,000 downloads with no problems. It’s likely just a temporary glitch. If it doesn’t work, let me know, and I’ll figure out a way to get it to you. Thanks.

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  • Allyson Byrd

    I just downloaded your new eBook and I’m super excited to see what I discover. I have an appetite for work like this. Thank you for saying yes to your assignment. Your voice is necessary! 

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  • maestrazim

    I am facing 50 this year.  I know God has called me to write, in addition to being a high school teacher.  I hope this guide will “order my steps” so I can do all God has for me.

    • Joe Lalonde

      While I have not completed the guide, what I have finished has helped me gain more control of my life. I believe it will do the same for you.

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  • Rob Trenckmann

    Hey Michael, I’ve been following you on Twitter and reading your blog for a few months now, and I just completed my first version of a Life Plan.  I really appreciate the way you think about the world.  Your writing is influencing how I live in major ways, and I appreciate that.  Thanks for sharing your life lessons with me.  As a young leader, I am in your debt.

    • Justin Wise

      Rob … I’ll be sure to pass the comment onto Michael. I know he’ll appreciate your kind words!

    • Michael Hyatt

      Thanks, Rob. I appreciate that very much.

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  • Kristina Ramshaw

    This is a life-changer. I have honestly been looking for something to give me a push in the right direction, and this is it. I am excited to read the books on your list, reflect, and then begin my journey to a wonderful life-plan. I will succeed.

    • Justin Wise

      Kristina … So glad! If you follow this process out, no doubt you’ll find the push you need. Congrats on moving towards the life you were meant to live!

    • Michele Cushatt

      Fabulous attitude!

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  • Dave Christian

    “Creating Your Personal Life Plan” made the “Top FREE Help” list at! – Dave Christian, Founder,

    • Michael Hyatt

      Thanks, Dave.

      • Dave Christian

        You’re welcome, Michael. Thank you, sir. You earned it. Keep up the great work. You are truly making a difference in many people’s lives.

  • Kevin Farrugia

    Hi Michael my name is Farrugia Kevin, well I’ve been planning my life since kind a like 3-4 yrs now and you know what it makes perfect sense! I’m only 15 going 16 next month but hey I know what I’m gonna do another 30yrs I know exactly how my life will be hopefully if everything goes as planned! Today I saw your site and I said hey let me give it a try. Still gotta see what’s in your book but I think I’ll keep planning my life!

    • Michael Hyatt

      Good for you! I hope you enjoy the book. You are at a great age to do this.

  • Mikyasbeliveme

    i dont have any plan to make tomorrow so u can help me with this 

    • Joe Lalonde

      I’m not sure I understand your comment correctly, but if you’re having trouble creating a plan for your life Michael’s book can help you. You can download it by going to and filling out the form.

  • Portsomewhere

    Michael, I enjoyed E-book very much. I was quite shocked it started with thinking about my own death, even though I often refer to the importance of things based on how they will matter when I die. The information was extremely insightful and I look forward to completing the worksheets. Thank you!

  • Anonymous

    Hey Michael,

    I just went away for 24 hours this weekend to create my life plan.  It was an exhilarating experience.  I came back wanting to share with everyone about my time and how fruitful it was.  Thank you so much for giving me the tools to focus and put into action the question: What do I want my life to be like?  

    I do have a question: in the Quarterly Review section, you mention reviewing your business plan and that you already set your business vision in another session.  Do you have any resources you would recommend for actually creating your business vision or just adapt the life plan to your business?

    Thank you so much.  

    • Barry Hill

      Glad you had such a productive time setting up your life plan. Are there any big take-aways that you can share?

      • Anonymous

        Hey Barry,

        I really like that it balanced who you want to be as a priority over what do you want to do.  It was great to think about who I want to be and ways I can get there.  

        I combined doing my life plan, with making my annual time block, and with setting 90-day objectives ( I think that helped me move from thinking about the forest, to seeing the trees, to having a short path to follow for now.  

        I was able to do it all in a 24-hour time period, but would have loved to spend more time on it.  I’ve been spreading the word about how great the time was and what a useful guide the book was.  Thanks again Michael!


        • Barry Hill

          That’s great! I love the combination of your long and short range goals… great advice! I can get very lost in the weeds of my long range goals and can feel overwhelmed by their short term implications! Good stuff, and good luck!

    • Michael Hyatt

      The guys at Building Champions consulted with us at Thomas Nelson to develop ours. They are the same guys from whom I learned life planning. I would highly recommend them for business vision and planning.

      • Michele Cushatt

        I’ll add my recommendation to Michael’s … Building Champions is an excellent organization!

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  • Wendy Burnett

    This is absolutely awesome. I’m only to page 18, and I can already see how helpful it’s going to be, to me and to my readers. Thinking about how I want to be remembered by specific groups is already helping me to find more focus, which I desperately needed.

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  • Rob

    Hi M Name is Rob and I have tried and tried to download this ebook and it continues to not show the book?

  • Jaale41

    Really i am very appreciate the guide book of the create your personal life plan truly it will be helpful every one who  want to make life plan,  the instruction you are made your plan is very  important  i am Muslim the first priority my god like you mention and I  reading holly quaran  then another steps and i hope many people will be assisting  how they make personal life plan .


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  • Mentorguru

    This is Really good stuff Michael, thank you for sharing. There are to many consultant who wants money for every little thing. But you Sir are the real stuff, and having other persons development first in mind. Thank you!

    I will post it on my blog , so my readers can download it and have a even better 2012.

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  • Carlene Byron

    In case none of the 495 previous commenters has mentioned it: layout as well as content is great! The design really supports your text. Kudos to whoever put the e-book together.

    • Michael Hyatt

      Ha! Thanks for that. I actually did the design myself.

  • Michael Mulligan

    Wow.  This is powerful.  I need to block out two full days, sit down with my wife, and go for it.  Thanks for giving me a great template for my life.  Well done, Michael